It is somewhat unfair to call Montgomery Britain's only hero, even though there is a measure of truth to the statement. Slim should be considered one as were the Air commanders of the Battle of Britain. Slim served in a underappreciated command, and Monty led 8th Army in its heyday only to turn it over when it was fated to slog up the Italian peninsula. Nor is Montgomery alone guilty of impolitic statements. Other leading lights within the British command structure had occasional 'foot in mouth disease'. The affliction also struck some American senior officers, with Patton being the most guilty. Fundamentally American and British military leaders saw the war from different perspectives when it came to details, each side expected the other to see it from 'their' perspective and such a situation inevitably led to mistrust, discord and controversy.